Cemetery Dance editor launches eHorrorBargains.comBooks/Art/Culture,News Ken W. Hanley
With the transition from paperbound books to e-readers en masse, horror novels have become even more accessible to consumers, although sometimes it takes a sharp eye to find the most blood for your buck. However, shopping for good, inexpensive terror titles has become easier than ever, thanks to Cemetery Dance editor Brian Freeman’s new site, ehorrorbargains.com.
“A few weeks ago, a friend on the Cemetery Dance forum mentioned that the eBook edition of Robert McCammon’s SWAN SONG was only $2.99 for a few days. Soon after, I saw a Richard Matheson title in that same price range. And then a Joe Hill book,” says Freeman. “I realized there were dozens of these great horror books being offered at huge discounts each week, sometimes even free, and I wanted to find a way to spread the word about them to other readers who were missing out like I had been.”
Freeman’s site has gone live, with the option of keeping horror hounds in the know via automatic updates on Twitter and Facebook as well. As many of the bargains are time sensitive, fright fans have to act quickly to get some of the best deals, which currently include a free ebook of Clive Barker’s THE ADVENTURES OF MR. MAXIMILIAN BACCHUS AND HIS TRAVELLING CIRCUS and a $3.99 ebook of CREEPY ARCHIVES: VOLUME 1, which normally goes for $50 hardcover and $29.99 under regular ebook pricing.
“There are titles from the major New York publishers, small presses and high quality self-published authors as well,” Freeman continues. “I’d like to feature a nice mix of classic and contemporary horror. I’m hoping to find a little something for every type of horror fan each week.”
Aside from the aforementioned authors, ehorrorbargains.com has also included work from such revered novelists such as Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz and Michael Koryta. The site works much like a bargain aggregator, collecting the best deals for the best platforms based on what the publishers and websites are offering. This, however, makes it hard for any singular e-reader to access all the titles.
“I check Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple’s iBookstore and the Sony Reader Store every day,” says Freeman. “Some books aren’t available on all of the stores and sometimes the discounts are only for a specific store, unfortunately.”
To check out the current offers or to see if you’re interested into diving into ebooks in general, visit ehorrorbargains.com. Or get the offers directly to your social networks at the sites official Facebook page here Facebook or Twitter feed